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secretary of defense leon panetta. we asked david martin at the pentagon to tell us more about what this will mean. >> reporter: the defense secretary's order will make women eligible to serve as infantrymen on combat patrol and even in elite special operations units like the navy seals. however, women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially grueling. combat operations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some, like dawn halfaker, were on the front lines commanding an m.p. platoon in iraq where she lost her arm fighting alongside the infantry. >> there's not a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did we did with infantry units. we would do with field artillery units. we were all fighting the same fight, doing the same thing. >> reporter: the best machine gunner in halfaker's platoon was victoria rivers, who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> working side by side with special forces teams was pretty cool. >> rep
, but pentagon investigators have now determined there was no miss conduct by general allen. in case you missed it, the president and mrs. obama attended two inaugural balls last night. at the commander in chief ball, they danced to al green's "let's stay together." you may remember the president singing a bit of that last year. the first lady's ruby red gown was designed by jason wu. he also designed her inaugural gown four years ago. beyonce's performance of the national anthem at the inauguration got rave reviews but today questions were raised about whether she was actually singing or lip synching. sources telling us that beyonce was singing live. but over a prerecorded track. she recorded that track earlier in case something went wrong. and the musical accompaniment by the marine band, that was a recording. there is one state in america where the glass ceiling has been obliterated, at least in politics. that story is next. why they're being targeted to pay for sa >>> the bay area getting a new rail line, and it will cost some property owners. why they're being targeted to pay for the
they are or are not advancing. >> pelley: elizabeth, thanks very much. as we first reported last night, the pentagon is lifting the ban on women serving in combat. the official announcement came today from defense secretary leon panetta, and general martin dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. panetta said not everyone can qualify for combat, but everyone is entitled to the chance. what is causing batteries on the 787 dreamliner to burn? we'll investigate. sub-zero temperatures turn a lake into a steam bath. and we'll show you some rare color photos of world war ii when the cbs evening news continues. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline
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